The recent KR Arsha tournament answer the op question. it is equalised gear. its all down to tactics and skill based. problem is its just for tournament. RBF tries to equalise with GS tier score but again not the same. as this is a mismatch between open world, RBF, Arsha and the tourney gear rules. either they make a set gear like kydicts (or a more higher ap version) in other modes or it would be hard to practice when your one shotting ppl as your overgeared and would be at a disadvantage in a tourney like that when all of a sudden you have equal gear.